Mrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2279 times:
American Airlines has announced that the proposed moved from LGW south to north terminal will now take place at mid-night on the 27 April 2004 to be closer to there one World partner BA, which will enable pax to connect to BA connections much easier.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2595 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1770 times:
No, First Choice Airways won't be moving terminals.
There wouldn't be space for them in the South Terminal anyway, they're by a significant margin the largest charter airline at Gatwick.
Some stats on last summer.
The data lists main Gatwick charter airlines in order of number of departures for the particular airline in that calendar month. Obviously double these figures for the total number of aircraft movements for each airline...
First Choice Airways - 746
Thomas Cook - 595
Excel Airways - 484
Britannia - 466
Monarch - 425
MyTravel - 379
Astraeus - 172
Flyjet - 46
European Air Charter - 22
Air Atlanta Eruope - 21
First Choice Airways - 688
Thomas Cook - 526
Britannia - 435
Excel Airways - 424
Monarch - 348
MyTravel - 333
Astraeus - 144
Flyjet - 36
European Air Charter - 25
Also, completely separtating charter/schcheduled flights generally isn't a very clever thing to do. Mixing charter and scheduled (particularly long-haul) within the same terminal makes much more efficient use of gate space. Peak charter departures are around 7-8am - leaving the gates clear for peak long-haul inbound arrivals 7-9am. Most of these long-haul flights have departed by early afternoon, which is conveniently when the first wave of morning flights arrive back in the UK.
As an aside, both Astraeus and Flyjet also use the North Terminal.
EclipseFlight7 From Somalia, joined Apr 2004, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1549 times:
And this is what, two years after getting their own little built in check-in desk at the South? Personally I don't like this because it will take longer to go the the rental car desks, because anything is an inconvinence after a 9 hour flight from Dallas.